Chris Rogers was sidelined after getting struck on the helmet during a net session © Getty Images
Chris Rogers was sidelined after getting struck on the helmet during a net session © Getty Images

Melbourne: Caribbean coach Phil Simmons feels that Australia will be affected by the absence of their opening batsman Chris Rogers during the first Test in Dominica starting from Wednesday. ALSO READ: Chris Rogers to miss 1st Test against West Indies after getting struck on helmet at nets

Simmons said that Rogers’ withdrawal from the first Test because of a concussion could cause problems for the tourists, news.com.au reported. Simmons said that the left-hander was a very important part of the Australian batting line-up.

He insisted that Rogers have been like glue there with the others coming around and playing a lot of shots, adding that could be a big miss for them. Rogers was struck on the helmet by a net bowler and has been ruled out of the Dominica Test.